A make and break year: Mark Webber un-cut

A make and break year: Mark Webber un-cut

The Red Bull man broke his leg last winter but bounced back to break his Formula 1 duck. He talked Edd Straw through his 2009 season

The Red Bull man broke his leg in a mountain biking accident last November – four months before the start of the 2009 season. He was fit to drive by February, testing the new RB5 for the first time two days after its launch, but was still carrying the effects of it when the season began.

And it was a huge season for Webber. Finally, after so many years on the fringe, he had a car capable of winning. But in Sebastian Vettel he also had a team-mate few expected him to be able to match. Still, he bounced back to break his Formula 1 duck with victory at the Nurburgring in his 130th grand prix, and went on to win again in Brazil and finish fourth in the championship.

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